A Treehouse Adventure Course is Headed to Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of the most charming locations for a vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains. But this southern mountain town is about to get even more exciting. Anakeesta, a local adventure theme park is getting some incredible renovations that sound seriously cool. With an investment of $6 million, the park has some fun new activities coming soon.
The park is working on an incredible observation tower for unobstructed views of the Smokies in in downtown Gatlinburg. It will be the highest point in town and will also connected to the existing Vista Gardens Walk which will be getting an extended boardwalk. Also in the works is a new challenge course of tree houses that are connected by a net challenge course with areas to swing around and unwind with the view.
With new outdoor activities you'll obviously need more food choices, right? A new Smokehouse and Brewery Restaurant is also coming that will serve guests some delicious southern bbq dishes. The best part? You'll have full mountain views from a a glass-enclosed dining area and climate controlled patio. The park already has Pearl’s Pie in the Sky where you can grab an ice cream or signature wassail as well as Cliff Top Bar and Grill in Firefly Village which is located at the top of Anakeesta Mountain.
The park currently has many family friendly features to choose from that have been entertaining visitors since the park opened in 2017. The Dueling Ziplines let you ride side by side with a friend or family member overlooking the beautiful trees and mountaintops of the Smokies. The Rail Runner mountain coaster is the only single-rail mountain coaster in the United States, letting guests enjoy a fast and fun coaster while staying close to the ground. The Treetop Skywalk is the longest tree-based bridge in the country. If you aren't sensing a trend here, Anakeesta doesn't mess around when it comes to the features it's offering guests. It really goes above and beyond to give you one of the most unique adventure experiences you could find.
Anakeesta also offers the world's only fixed-grip Chondola chair lift where you can choose between an open-air 4-person chair with a safety bar or an enclosed gondola cabin with seating for 6. The Chondola will take you up to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain (600 feet) where Firefly Village awaits. If you don't like heights, consider a scenic ride in one of the Ridge Rambler vehicles instead. You'll journey through the lovely mountain foliage to the summit instead flying high.
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